Mick Schumacher was promoted to Formula 1 after an impressive performance in Formula 2. As they revamped their approach with a young driver lineup, Haas F1 signed the young German along with Nikita Mazepin.
Mick Schumacher comes to Formula 1 with a legacy to live up to. His father, Michael Schumacher, had a golden run with Ferrari, winning six consecutive championships with the Maranello-based outfit. He still holds the record of most championship wins alongside Lewis Hamilton.
Mick Schumacher is also a part of Ferrari’s young drivers’ academy. Given that he has currently joined Haas, David Coulthard stated that the young German could soon replace Charles Leclerc or Carlos Sainz at Ferrari.
He said, “Haas will be a safe place for him to learn.
“In doing so in a couple of years he could earn the opportunity to be with either Ferrari or another team. It all depends on Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.”
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Coulthard predicts Mick Schumacher will be the leader at Haas
Along with Schumacher, Haas F1 signed Nikita Mazepin for next season, and the Russian comes aboard with significant financial backing. However, F1 pundits believe that Mick Schumacher will dominate his Haas teammate next season.
Coulthard pointed out, “I’ve seen him progress from lower formulas. He is a focused, fit and hungry racing driver.
I don’t think he will struggle in beating Mazepin, if he does then he has a problem. If he doesn’t then that’s exactly what I expect.”
“You know the classic thing about a horse to water, you can give someone a great car or a great team but if they don’t have the skill they won’t do anything with it,” he further added.
As the son of Michael Schumacher, Mick is aware of the hard work and sacrifice that goes into becoming a world champion. The young German has proved himself in Formula 2, but he’ll be in the big leagues next season and all eyes will be on his performance.
Hopefully, the next season is just the beginning of a journey to a future championship for young Mick.